One week after 17 students and staff died in a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump met with students and parents at the White House and said, “If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly.”
That must be the $30 million NRA endorsement talking.
Once again, arming teachers and adding more concealed weapons to the classroom is sadly the proposed solution to ending school shootings.
Because stricter gun laws just won’t do the trick.
Criminals will go to extreme lengths to buy guns from the black market or deep web, but would apparently never attempt to steal one from their own school.
While it seems like Trump’s proposal to arm “adept” teachers will go over just as well as Mexico paying for the wall, states like Kentucky and Florida are actually considering arming teachers.
I’m not a teacher, but most of the ones I know signed up to educate, not take a life while on the job.
Currently, there are no federal laws restricting guns on college or university campuses and only two federal laws regulating the possession of firearms in or near K-12 schools, according to Giffords Law Center.
It’s disheartening to think that school shootings are so commonplace in this country, teachers are expected to kill, but lawmakers are not expected to regulate the sale, transfer and possession of firearms.
In reference to liberals calling for stricter gun control the vice president of the NRA Wayne LaPierre said, “They hate the NRA. They hate the Second Amendment. They hate individual freedom.”
I do not hate the NRA, the Second Amendment or individual freedom.
I’m just sick and tired of reading about children being murdered by gunmen in schools.
The Second Amendment clearly states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
I do not wish to infringe upon anyone’s right to bear arms, just so long as they have earned that right.